I first came to Canada in March this year, right at the final stages of their cold spell. It got to -15 some days but was still beautiful here. One of my first initiations into Canadian life was an introduction to Tim Horton’s Coffee. It’s amazing, I love the stuff. No day is complete without it. Another introduction was to the breakfast bagel. For non-veggies, you get sausage, egg and ‘Murican cheese on a bagel and for the veggies, it’s the same but without the sausage. My bagel of choice which was advised by my Canadian colleagues was the Jalapeño bagel. I have to say I have never eaten such an amazing breakfast in my life. Just the right amount of fire, flavour and filling to keep me going most if not all day.
Having returned back again on Labor day (1st September) I paid a visit to my local Timmies on 2nd, and had one of the best bagels I’ve ever had. It was worth the 8 hour flight over just for that. I had my coffee and hit my working day full on. I had a couple of days that same week where I was unable to partake in my usual Timmies breakfast so as soon as I was able I hit up the restaurant again and was told they’d run out and not had any of the Jalapeño bagels delivered! What a nightmare. Days went past, and still no delivery. I emailed Tim Horton’s and was told that they were sorry (you can’t get more Canadian really) but they were discontinuing this item because they constantly strive to change the menus and add more benefit, value and flavour to their customers day. THERE IS NO NEW BAGEL LISTED ON THEIR MENU!
I’m incensed. And also learning how to make Jalapeño bagels.